Our Services Shepody Food Bank provides emergency supplies of food to individuals and households in need who reside within our catchment area: Route 114 from Alma to the upper Albert Mines Rd., including the Albert Mines loop. Route 915, including the Mary’s Point loop. Caledonia Mountain Road from Route 114, Riverside-Albert to Route 910.
Contents of our food boxes vary depending on availability, but we always include a protein source (meat or poultry), eggs, milk and fresh produce, along with staples, such as flour and sugar, canned goods (soups, vegetables, fruits), and baby food as needed. We provide six days’ worth of food for each person residing in the household. In addition to food, we also supply (depending on availability) items such as cleaning supplies, paper products, diapers and personal hygiene products. We also accept and give out a limited supply of donated clothing, toys, etc. If you are in need, or know of someone who is, please stop by or give us a call. We're here to help!
Volunteers Shepody Food Bank is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and has no paid employees. We depend on 20-30 dedicated volunteers, and are in constant need of more volunteers. In 2018, more than 20 volunteers collectively gave over 1000 hours of their time to load and unload the delivery truck, stock and re-stock the shelves, keep the facilities in order, pack grocery boxes, shop for supplies, and do countless other tasks necessary for us to continue to serve our clients with respect and dignity. Volunteers are required to sign a pledge of confidentiality to maintain the privacy of our clients. We maintain a casual and friendly atmosphere, where volunteers enjoy working with and helping friends and neighbours, and giving back to the community. If you would like to join this energetic and caring group, please call Irma at 882-2919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Us In 2006, Shepody Food Bank incorporated as a charitable, non-profit organiz-ation for the purpose of providing emergency supplies of food to individuals and households in lower Albert County. We are a voting member of the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks (NBAFB). In addition to the supplies and services provided by NBAFB, we are blessed by generous contributions from local individuals, churches, businesses and other organizations. Because of this, we are able to serve an average of 50 households and provide the equivalent of about 2000 meals each month. In 2018, we served a total of 78 households and provided over 23,000 meals. In addition, we contribute healthy food products such as cereal, fruit and vegetables for the free breakfast program and the hot-lunch program at Riverside Consolidated School in Riverside-Albert.
Shepody Food Bank would like to do more to break the cycle of poverty in our rural area, empower members of our community to be self-sufficient, and decrease dependence on the food bank and other social services. We welcome ideas and opportunities to partner with other like-minded organizations in the community on projects that would help achieve this goal. Please contact us at shepodyfoodbank @gmail.com or at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com /TheShepodyFoodBank.